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Bradford Stalker Takes Aim At Online Success

How the Birtley based gun shop moved into the online world with a focused e-commerce SEO strategy from Digital Tepee.

Real World Sales Increases

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108%

Year on Year Increase in site traffic 2018 to 2019.

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48.37%

Increase in conversion rate Year on Year 2018 to 2019

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400%

Increase in revenue Year on Year since site redesign and SEO work. 2018 to 2019

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The Bradford Stalker Success Story

Bradford Stalker launched in 1980 as a family run business servicing the County Durham and Northumberland area with outdoor shooting equipment. The company relocated to Chester-le-Street and the picturesque surroundings of Ouston Farm in 1985. Opening a large 170 square foot showroom showcasing outdoor clothing, footwear, rifles, shotguns, scopes and accessories from all the leading brands.

Bradford Stalker initially launched online using a custom-developed e-commerce website which proved costly to update and maintain. Along with not being able to synchronise with shopfront tills and stock systems, a lack of user-friendly features and frustrations, plus rising costs, the move to the Big Commerce platform proved a perfect fit.

How The Results Were Achieved

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Focused SEO Strategy

The strategy we employed for Bradford Stalker involved a complete overhaul of the SEO and website architecture and structure, allowing us to bring a more focused approach to the products they wanted to focus on in the online space. Following the restructure, we looked at the website’s internal linking, allowing high ranking pages to pass authority right through the site. We added unique content to their product categories allowing those pages to focus on the larger, broader search terms. We applied a link driven hierarchy set up to support those pages. 

Another essential aspect of the business was their local SEO visibility. Bradford Stalker is a trendy shop, so they wanted to also be very visible in this space. We fully audited their business listings across all search engines to achieve this, making sure all details (NAP) were correct and matched. We then listed the company across 50 of the top business directories and actively put in place a review system allowing customers to easily review the store or online experience after a purchase cementing their place in local search.

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